Six boats including two visitors competed in an eight-race series over Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Easter Weekend. Racing was as usual very tight and competitive.
Day one – three races were held in the Roach under a blue Spring sky. The races resulted in three different winners Still Crazy, Page Boy XI and Avalanche with all three taking the second and third places. Overnight Page Boy XI leading with Avalanche second and Still Crazy third – all split by one point between each other.
Day two – three races were held in the Crouch with the first race a repeat of the previous day with the top three spots taken by Avalanche, Still Crazy and Page Boy XI. The following two races had a change at the top in the lighter airs with Avalanche, Still Crazy and Fit Chick finishing in this order. Overnight the leaders became Avalanche, Still Crazy and Page Boy XI third.
Final day started with a delay due to light airs and had Avalanche two points ahead of Still Crazy but still close. Race seven got underway after lunch and was won by Still Crazy with Avalanche second – this closed the gap to a final race showdown between the two for final placing.
Avalanche got the drop off the start line and went on to win the race with Still Crazy second giving Avalanche the overall win by two points from Still Crazy– third overall went to Page Boy XI. All the individual races results are available on the club Results board.
We must as usual thank Team Phoebe for running the event – perfect courses on each day and delaying start times until it was suitable. We also would like to thank our two visitors – Fit Chick Chris Grosscurth , Emma York and our own Harriet Norden as well as a newcomer to the Dragon Fleet Anarchy James Mansell with Glynn Williams and Hattie Mansell. We made them all welcome and we have received very praising messages from them thanking our fleet and the Club as a whole for looking after them
- Ian Gray, Burnham Fleet Captain
The annual Dragon Easter regatta was hosted by the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, Burnham-on-Crouch.
EASTER DRAGON REGATTA RESULTS
- Avalanche GBR722 Mark Wade, James Wade, Nigel Cole, Charlie Somerset
- Still Crazy GBR827 Ian Gray, Heath Puxley, Rene Nel
- Page Boy XI GBR792 Clive Page, Graeme Page, Rory Page
- Fit Chick GBR753 Chris Grosscurth, Emma York, Harriet Norden
- Hands Off GBR760 Andrew Moss, Tim Wilkes, Teresa Wilkes
- Anarchy GBR825 James Mansell, Glynn Williams, Harriet Mansell